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#356: How to Use Flowers to Grow Better Vegetables (Lisa Ziegler)

In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

#356: How to Use Flowers to Grow Better Vegetables (Lisa Ziegler) In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Lisa Ziegler, author of the new book "Vegetables Love Flowers" about how adding a cutting flower garden to your vegetable garden will go a long way in producing better fruits and vegetables.

Lisa will teach us how exactly flowers will benefit your vegetable garden, the beneficial insects that they will attract, the harmful insects that they will help combat and the companion planting steps needed to make them succeed.

From there she'll give us a couple of her favorite choices for flowers in your garden, how to arrange them in your garden as well as the diversity of flowers you will need to ensure your vegetable garden's success.

This, and so much more, on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!

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#356: How to Use Flowers to Grow Better Vegetables (Lisa Ziegler)

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Here's What We'll Cover in this week's episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

  • The number one mistake most gardeners make and refuse to fix
  • Mixing up planting flowers along with your vegetables
  • Companion planting
  • Can adding flowers to your vegetable garden help decrease the use of fertilizers and other chemical sprays?
  • Leaving your garden alone will help create a biodiversity that may let your garden take care of itself
  • Doing everything you can to keep your beneficial insects in your vegetable garden
  • Grow diverse flowers
  • The arrangement of flowers to get them to work for your vegetable garden

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About this episode's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Lisa Ziegler

#356: How to Use Flowers to Grow Better Vegetables (Lisa Ziegler) What began as a small cut-flower farm producing for local markets has grown into so much more. Lisa has become a leader in the cut-flower growing industry, author, accomplished speaker and the owner of The Gardenerís Workshop. It all began in 1998 because Lisa wanted to work in her garden as her career. At first, she sold her cut flowers to local florists and Colonial Williamsburg. The business soon grew to include florist throughout the Hampton Roads region, supermarkets, farmers markets, a members-only on-farm market, and a bouquet drop-off subscription service.

During this time Lisa began giving programs to garden clubs, master gardeners, commercial growers, and other groups. What became apparent is that people were eager for her simplified organic gardening methods and her greatest gift is sharing them.

Lisaís farm, known as The Gardenerís Workshop is still a small market flower farm, hosts a website that sells Lisaís books and DVDs and includes an abundance of gardening and farming educational information. Lisaís simple, instructive, and delightful gardening messages are reaching far beyond any expectation she ever had.

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